Best of Philly

Best Ice Cream

2014 BEST Ice Cream


It’s not often that someone breaks into the well-established world of ice cream; thankfully, West Philly newcomer Weckerly’s did. Made with love from a custard base, in flavors like cold-brewed coffee and peaches-and-cream, this is smooth, thick, and extra-special when sandwiched between two cookies.

4239 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-882-9958 | Website

2012 BEST Ice Cream

oWowCow Creamery

4105 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA

Small-batch-crafted, organic, with heavenly flavors, served in two locales way out in the hinterlands of Bucks County. Trust us: Worth the schlep. Read more »

2011 BEST Ice Cream

Franklin Fountain

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

A few of the greatest hits: Honeycomb, white as snow, nearly custard-like, lightly kissed with honey and studded with brittle little flecks of golden honeycomb candy; Girl Scout Cookie, with fistfuls of ground-up Thin Mints; the freshest blueberry ever. Read more »

2010 BEST Ice Cream

The Franklin Fountain

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

The 19th–century atmosphere (right down to the cash register, which was actually made in 1914) and the young, spiffy counter help in bow ties add panache, but it’s those achingly delicious handmade flavors from chocolate and vanilla bean to Hydrox cookie and Teaberry gum that make this purveyor of sundry sundaes so much more than… Read more »

2009 BEST Ice Cream

La Michoacana Ice Cream

231 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA

Good, traditional homemade ice cream abounds in these parts. But what about earthy mushroom ice cream? Green and creamy avocado? Rice pudding? And, best of all, how about a sunny sweet-corn ice cream, sprinkled with hot chili powder? Yes, there are excellent versions of all the standard flavors, too. But trust us on this sweet-corn-plus-chili… Read more »